Plants and Reduced StressDo you ever find yourself feeling more relaxed when you are surrounded by a beautiful green landscape? There are several scientific explanations behind this. Emerging research suggests that mycobacterium vaccae microbes in the soil (endearingly called “outdoorphins”) work as natural antidepressants. A study done by Cornell University reported that just 10 minutes outside in nature can reduce both physical and mental stress. Stress has been proven to negatively impact health in a multitude of ways. It can weaken your immune system, raise your blood pressure, cause stomach pain, and more. Now might be the perfect time to alleviate stress by transforming your outdoor space.
The Healing Properties of PlantsIf you get sick or are healing from a medical incident, being surrounded by plants has been shown to speed your recovery process. Texas A&M University reports that interacting with plants can help patients recover from medical procedures. Their agriculture research department reports, “Patients who physically interact with plants experience a significantly reduced recovery time after medical procedures.” However, the healing benefits of horticulture therapy are not limited to those actively caring for plants. Patients who had a view of flowers and other attractive outdoor landscaping elements also showed improved recovery times. Now just imagine what having a polished landscape outside of your windows at home could do for you.
Outdoor Plants and Improved Air QualityRespiratory health has been a significant topic lately, and plants are known to improve air quality. While you may think that you need to be outdoors (or bring your plants inside) to reap the health benefits of landscaping, research suggests otherwise. A Lancaster University study found that plants and trees outside your home can improve your indoor air quality. This is because they can trap pollutants that would otherwise end up indoors. Fresh landscaping can help you breathe cleaner air when you are enjoying your greenery and long after you step inside.
Aardweg Landscaping: Philadelphia Landscaping ExpertsHere at Aardweg Landscaping, we have been working to create spaces of peace, growth, and healing in Philadelphia for more than 35 years. When you are ready to have the health benefits of plants beautifully arranged in your outdoor space, contact the expert at Aardweg Landscaping. We cover every stage of the landscaping process—from design to installation and seasonal maintenance—with refined expertise you can trust. Best of all, Aardweg Landscaping serves a variety of Southeastern Pennsylvania areas, including Suburban Philadelphia, the Main Line, Penn Valley, Wayne, and beyond. Send us a message today to get started!
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